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Senior Task Force   

 Read the 2016 Senior Task Force Report to Council

In January, the Senior Task Force presented a report to Council detailing accomplishments of the past year and recommendations for the coming year.

Read the Report Now


 New Our Voice Forum  

The Naperville Senior Task Force is taking a summer break from its forum series. Check back for more information in August!

New STF Seeks Board of Directors for its New Nonprofit - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Want to make a difference for seniors in your community?

As part of the Senior Task Force’s efforts to assist seniors with transportation needs, a new 501(c)(3) called “Naperville Seniors In Action” is being established to oversee creation, funding and daily operations of a volunteer driver program. This program would connect seniors who need rides to and from their medical appointments with a volunteer driver to take them to the appointments, wait with them and then drive them back home. 

Five individuals with experience in the areas of fundraising, non-profits, grant writing, banking, law, accounting or marketing are desired to sit on the board of directors of this new non-profit, which will be overseen by Senior Task Force co-chair Karen Courney and STF Transportation Subcommittee Chair Jane French. If you want to give back to seniors in our community by helping create and sustain a lasting program that meets a critical need, this is your chance!

The completed application and a resume must be submitted to Emy Trotz in the Mayor’s Office. (The address is listed on the form, and please note on the document that you are interested in the Senior Task Force Board of Directors versus another board or commission.) Interviews will be conducted after applications are received. 

Please email Karen Courney at seniortaskforce@naperville.il.us if you have questions or need more information.  


New The Senior Task Force Needs YOU!

Do you like to organize events that help positively impact lives? Love to share news and tips with your friends?

The Senior Task Force needs you! The STF is looking for two individuals to assist the group with its monthly speaker series and quarterly “Our Voice” senior newsletter. Here are a few of the tasks you would be responsible for:

  • Speaker series oversight: Develop topics for the monthly forums, book speakers and sponsors, provide day-of-event assistance
  • “Our Voice” newsletter: Develop article ideas and sources, generate and maintain an editorial calendar, write articles as desired

Anyone interested in these positions should contact STF co-chair Karen Courney as soon as possible at seniortaskforce@naperville.il.us and provide their name, contact information, a brief overview of why they are interested in the position and a resume. Interviews will be conducted with potential applicants.  

About the Senior Task Force

The Senior Task Force, which was established at the direction of the 2014 Naperville City Council, is helping address the unique needs of Naperville’s growing senior population. As of the most recent census in 2010, more than 12,000 Naperville residents were over the age of 65, which accounts for almost 9 percent of the City’s population.

This group promotes coordination among existing senior service providers in the Naperville area; improves awareness among seniors of available resources to assist them; and develops recommendations to address service gaps related to transportation challenges, housing concerns and healthcare resources. 

To ensure seniors’ needs are being met, the task force will also work with service providers to promote efficiencies and new partnerships that address local needs. The group will also proactively reach out to seniors for their thoughts and ideas via interviews, workshops, focus groups and surveys. Regular reports will be issued to the Mayor and City Council on the task force’s findings.